News added 11/01/18: L’Oreal Professionnel bursts into 2018 with the news that British fashion icon Alexa Chung is now the brand’s international spokesperson for the year! They had partnered her on the launch of her first clothing label Alexachung at London Fashion Week last May, and again for the Paris Fashion Week in September. “Her personality perfectly embodies the L’Oreal Professionnel woman: confident, elegant, impertinent and free,” says Marion Brunet, LP’s international general manager. We likey like her, too.
Oh and don’t forget, entries to the L’Oreal Colour Trophy are now OPEN, so get involved with one of the best colour competitions ever, now. There’s just a few simple rules [below], but importantly! You must get your entry in by 26th February 2018 to be in the mix. The Grand Final takes place on the 4th June, and previous years have proved it’s a real thriller.
- READ the entry rules
- Choose your CATEGORY paying particular attention to the requirements for each category.
- SOURCE your model and plan your look.
- PHOTOGRAPH your look on your model.
- BUILD your profile (use separate profiles for each team entering).
- ACTIVATE your account via the confirmation email.
- Complete your ENTRY FORM ONLINE and upload your model photo(s)*
- SUBMIT your application by the 26th February 2018
News added 06/06/17: One of our favourite nights of the year, the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final melds a great show and gala dinner with the high octane buzz of an important competition. This year’s event at the Battersea Evolution centre in London was a thrill. We’ve come to enjoy the highest standards from this event – produced by the super-experienced Alison Williams, head of events at L’Oréal Professional Products, who conspires each year to produce an interesting spectacle around the main action of winners ceremony. Host Nick Grimshaw from Radio 1 warmed up the audience and the catwalk, introducing first the esteemed judges (refreshing to be transparent about who judges these contests – demonstrates integrity we feel), then the finalists parade. At the end of the night, a surprise win for Linton & Mac – a Scottish salon – with an uber cool cut/colour combo on their model to take the overall L’Oréal Colour Trophy title, with Ky Wilson at The Social scooping Men’s Image Award. Congrats to all. You can read the lists of regional winners below the pix. Oh and do hop over to our reports on the night’s hair shows from Toni&guy International Artistic team HERE, and the L’Oréal Colour Collective HERE. They’re awesome.
The Regional Award winners for 2017 are:
Scotland Winner: Linton & Mac
North West Winner: Royston Blythe
North East Winner: Contemporary Hair Academy Midlands Winner: Love The Salon Gloucester
Northern Ireland: Petras House Of Colour
Eastern Winner: The Gallery Haircutters
South West Winner: Seanhanna
Southern Winner: Simon Webster Hair
London Winner: Brooks & Brooks
L’Oreal Colour Trophy winner: Linton & Mac
Men’s Image Award: Ky Wilson, The Social
Star Award judges favourite – Harriet Stokes at Not Another Salon
Afro Look: Nashwhite
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News added 04/05/17: #LCT17
Well we’re impressed! Never before have we seen such a variety of well-executed cut and gorgeous colour in the running for the Grand Final of the L’Oreal Colour Trophy. Perusing the lineups of regional finalists – the heats have just finished – it’s going to be a tough call this year. There seems to be every shade of grey to violet, to green to red in the mix, with long to short, fringed to swept. We thoroughly approve and suggest you peruse all the regional groupings you’ll see below for colour inspiration on all hues:
News added 14/11/16: On the 25th October, Sara Bergantini from Sinead Kelly Salon, London won the International L’Oréal Professionnel Young Talent Award at the first ever International L’Oréal Professionel Style & Colour Trophy. The event was held at the Meo Arena in front of an International audience of over 2000 hairdressers from 65 countries. Representing the UK, the Sinead Kelly team were up against 12 other countries following their win of the UK 2016 L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy.
Think you could be the 2017 #LCT champ? Then listen closely…
Entries for the 2017 L’Oréal Colour Trophy open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. Entry is super simple. Visit: www.lorealcolourtrophy.com to find the full entry dossier, and the seven steps you’ll need to follow. Salons will then have 56 days to submit their photographs as entries close on Tuesday 28th February. We think you’d be crazy not to have a crack at it! Keep checking back as we’ll be giving you more details as we get them…
News added 23/06/16: Take in the atmosphere of #LCT16 with this short film and see all our favourite moments captured below:
News added 16/06/16: Always a sought-after ticket, the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final ticks all the boxes. It’s high-octane excitement with the announcement of the winners for the main trophy (Sinead Kelly London, hurrah!), the Men’s Image Award (congrats to Urban Retreat London), the Mizani Afro Look (taken by Peter Mark, Belfast), and the STAR award (Grace Dalgleish). There are awesome shows, courtesy this year of Brooks&Brooks, Rush, and the L’Oreal Collective, as well as great tunes at the after party – thanks to DJ and blogger, Zoe London. We loved the swish production and the friendly host DJ Nick Grimshaw. All in all, a great night out. Do browse our favourite pictures for the shows, posted here… and share with #LCT16
News added 26/05/16: Hot news today is the announcement of three amazing show teams for the upcoming L’Oreal Colour Trophy on June 13 at the new venue of the O2 Intercontinental Hotel in London. Rush Artistic team will launch the night with a show named Virtual Circus. They are followed by ‘Paris meets London’ showcase by a team of L’Oreal Professionnel artists including Jonny Engstrom, Electric London, Headmasters, Haringtons, Andrew Mulvenna and Boutique Atelier. Then to ramp up the glamour, Brooks & Brooks deliver a show entitled Reticence. Always a magic night, with the competition final providing high-octane thrills, we recommend you attend!
Book your ticket and come and join in the celebrations on Monday 13th June at The O2 Intercontinental Hotel, London. Tickets cost £200 and can be ordered from the ticket hotline 020 8762 4199.
Follow the competition via facebook, instagram and twitter
News added 11/02/16: The deadline is in sight for entries to the 2016 L’Oreal Colour Trophy (26th Feb), so ensure you don’t miss out and get yours in ASAP. Remember, scroll down this page to get details of how to get involved and where to get your entry packs. With all this in mind, we’re delighted to let you know that the regional heat tour is as follows:
3 April – Belfast
5 April – Glasgow
10 April – Leeds
11 April – Manchester
12 April – Birmingham
13 April – Duxford
18 April – Bristol
19 April – London
20 April – London
News added 07/01/16: It’s 2016 and first up on the must-do contests is the L’Oréal Colour Trophy. A grande dame of honourable events, it was launched this week with the announcement of 26 February as closing date for entries in the all categories: the main Colour Trophy; the Men’s Image Award; the Mizani Afro Look; and a new category. Yikes… let’s hear it for the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award (replacing the former Young Colourist Award)! This is for colourists aged 18-25 years so all the more reason to get your entire team involved. A 9-date ‘Backstage Live Finals’ tour runs 3-20 April, with the Grand Final on 13 June. Get those models booked now.
There are four categories you can enter
• The L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award • L’Oréal Men’s Image Award • Mizani Afro Look Award • L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award. The new category is open to colourists aged between 18 – 25 years and entrants will need to submit a photographic (not video) entry. Very excitingly this new category will run alongside the other categories at the Backstage Live finals and Grand Final event.
Check out all the entry guidelines on the website to see which category is for you. Your salon may enter multiple categories of course, but just remember that you will need LIVE models for each of the categories.
Search www.lorealcolourtrophy.com to download your briefing document and entry form.
News added 05/06/15: WOWZA!!
We were knocked out by the creativity and artistry of the Grand Final finale shows this year. The L’Oreal Professional 20:20 Colour Collective kicked off proceedings with their show, ‘Blonde Ambition’, followed by Adam Reed’s ‘Sixty’, Charlie Miller Artistic Team with ‘Interface’ and finally, the masterful Trevor Sorbie Art Team with their futuristic ‘Tomorrow’s World’. Salutations to Adam, Charlie, Trevor and 20:20 teams, the standard was spectacular and the work, truly inspiring. There was an abundance of long hair work this year too, which is always brilliant to behold.
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